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Wolper Productions

Works: 456 works in 870 publications in 2 languages and 16,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television mini-series  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Children's films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Production personnel, prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Wolper Productions
Most widely held works by Wolper Productions
Roots by Jawanza Kunjufu( Visual )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( Visual )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
I will fight no more forever( Visual )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows events that led to the conflict in 1877 between the Nez Percés and the U.S. Army. Chief Joseph led the 300 Nez Percé braves, their women and children in the historic running battle against ten separate commands of the Army
Incredible human machine( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents & explains the inner workings of the human body, using a variety of photographic techniques
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
North and South by John Jakes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian territories
North and South( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Episode 2, Orry and George complete their West Point education then fight side by side in the Mexican-American War. Orry is seriously wounded but the intervention of a savvy surgeon saves Orry's leg from amputation. The surgeon also intervenes in Geoge's life, introducing the young soldier to his future bride
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
The Bridge at Remagen by John Guillermin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of an astute American general and a high-ranking German officer, torn by the conflicting demands of his country and fellow countrymen, during the last days of World War II
Search for the great apes by Christine Z Wiser( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines efforts of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour to discover new facts about the life and behavior of gorillas and orangutans
The thorn birds by Ann Ward( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback
Mystery gorillas ; Search for the great apes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for the great apes: Join Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas to better understand the mountain gorilla and the elusive orangutan
North and South( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One is from a Northern industrial family, one from a Southern plantation family. They're West Point graduates whose tried-and-true loyalty helps them survive the Mexican-American War. But their bond faces sterner tests. The issues dividing North and South can also set friend against friend
Strange creatures of the night( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using sophisticated night-vision camera devices, the film examines creatures of the night, including bats, owls, hyenas, and sightless cave dwelling fish
North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two families, the Hazards and the Mains, are geographically and ideologically separated by the U.S. Civil War. The hatred, prejudice, and greed that tear at the fabric of a nation also threaten to destroy the threads that have woven the lives of these two families together
Welcome back, Kotter( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Sweathog Gabe Kotter returns to his alma mater, Brooklyn's James Buchanan High School to teach a new generation of Sweathogs, a group of supposedly unteachable, under-achieving and incorrigible students. They are: Vinnie Barbarino, the group's wise-cracking leader; Juan Epstein, a Puerto Rican Jew; dimwitted Arnold Horshack; and cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington. Gabe tries to reach out to these students by relating his own experiences to the students, but is often hindered in his efforts by cantankerous vice-principal, Michael Woodman
Roots( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
Abraham Lincoln, trial by fire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: This Lincoln was one of the great talking films of the post-silent film era. These brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, his affair with Ann Rutledge, his courtship of Mary Todd and the Lincoln/Douglas debates. His presidency and the Civil War are followed in more detail, and the film concludes with the assassination
Chico and the man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six episodes from the television comedy "Chico and the man", featuring the odd couple pairing of grouchy garage owner Ed and his employee, the young and outspoken Chico
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper Productions

Wolper Productions, Inc

English (186)

Spanish (5)

Willy Wonka & the chocolate factoryRoots, the next generationsWelcome back, KotterChico and the man